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Updated: 01/13/2014 22:08 | By Channel NewsAsia

Dengue cases in S'pore at nearly 10-week high

Dengue cases in S'pore at nearly 10-week high


Dengue cases in S'pore at nearly 10-week high

SINGAPORE: The number of dengue cases in Singapore has continued to climb, hitting nearly a 10-week high.

There were 485 cases reported last week, from January 5 to 11.

This was an increase of 48 cases from the preceding week -- 29 December 2013 to 4 January 2014 -- and the highest since late October.

Last week, a 59-year-old woman died of dengue, marking the year's first dengue death.

The total number of dengue cases last year hit an eight-year high, with 22,632 cases reported. - CNA/al

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